By Miriam Raftery
May 27, 2014 (San Diego)—Nile Sisters Development Initiative invites the public to celebrate diverse cultures in the City Heights community on Saturday, June 7 to commemorate World Refugee Month. The event features a variety of ethnic foods, dancing, spoken word, a DJ playing music, raffles, entertainment for children and more.
The festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colina Del Sol Recreation Center, 5319 Orange Avenue in the City Heights community of San Diego.
San Diego has recently become one of the most popular resettlement homes for many refugees from East Africa and parts of Asia. This event aims to help connect the community together and help each ethnic group learn about each other. “Everyone is invited. The more, the merrier!” an email from Nile Sisters states.
Nile Sisters Development Initiative is a nonprofit that aids newcomers and migrants to San Diego beyond the initial allocation period. The group also assists refugee and immigrant families who experience difficulties after assimilation. Since 2001, Nile Sisters has served thousands of refugees and immigrants, including over 1,700 refugees last year alone.